Vacation today: slept late. Lunch on the beach. Swimming/sunning at the hotel pool, which is nice and quiet. Now having a snack and a drink on our little patio. Off to pick up new prescription (& sun) glasses this evening, then try some new restaurant for dinner. Lovely, lazy day.
This wired article ( https://www.wired.com/story/join-mastodon-twitter-alternative/ ) about Mastodon is mostly good. It covers the basic features and talks about a shift from Twitter to Mastodon.
It confuses one key issue though, and that’s the “culture” of Mastodon.
What we’re seeing now across the Fediverse are the first adopters. The fringe. The queer. The hackers. The staunch individualists. The communal care takers.
As Mastodon becomes more mainstream, the “culture” will shift.
If you’re here for the culture, be wary... 1/2
Censorship Machines gona censor
Keep ordering margaritas. They keep being bad. Don’t order margaritas in the Canary Islands.
TIL: H&M actually is things in my size. This makes clothes shopping with the husband here a lot less boring. 😜
Did you know that you don't need to use link shorteners (bit.ly, etc.) on Mastodon? All links, no matter how long, only count for 23 characters against your 500 limit!
(And since link shorteners are bad for user experience and break the web, there's almost no good reason to use 'em! 😄)
Ordered a pair of glasses which we can pick up Monday. Asked the woman working there where to eat. She hesitantly recommended an Ethiopian place downstairs. “It’s good… if you want to try something new.” Has been the best food we’ve had here so far. (Canarian food seems to skew bland.) Best Ethiopian food I’ve had. I wonder if that’s because we’re so close to Africa here, so it’s more authentic? Or if they just did a better job of adjusting to a western palette. Was $husband’s first Ethiopian!
Meanwhile: accidentally wore my glasses to the beach. When cleaning them off later, I scrubbed sand right into the center of the lens an ruined them. So I guess it’s time to buy some new ones. I’ve been overdue anyway. A year or two ago I sat on them and they’ve been crooked ever since. And the protective coating has begun chipping off of the edges. And the screws holding the frames together tend to fall out. I guess I just hate shopping for glasses. I’ll just let the husband pick the next pair.
Ever been stuck in the middle of a desert? That’s what it felt like today as we were hiking back from a beach through endless dunes. Up and down. Up and down. Feet constantly sinking into the soft sand.
I contemplated lying down and giving up on life. Multiple times.
Anyway, vacation is going well. 😜
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ok i'm catching up with what's happening with twitter in the past few days
-third party apps are getting access blocked to the api
-they're trying to cut down on bot accounts and people "evading suspension"
-the timeline is going to change and have political garbage inserted without people asking
is twitter just trying to kill their website in one go?? all this is news from the past 3 days
There are none so blind as a Spanish waitress as you try to get her attention to ask for the bill.
First full day of vacation: breakfast, beach, mild sunburn, shower, hotel pool, sipping sangria on our little porch. Now we’re off to dinner and drinks and more exploring.
Taught my 5 y.o. to talk with her tablet with "Ok Google", so now she can search for cartoons on youtube all by herself. I think I opened Pandora's box with this one…
It bothers me unduly that Apple changed the name of their desktop operating system to “macOS” instead of “MacOS.”
“iOS” makes sense. It's an “iPhone” or an “iPad.” But “macOS” doesn't. It's not a “macBook” or a “mac Pro.”
Queer Eye, but it's a thirsty mal ojo that turns you gay.
Going on vacation in a couple weeks to the Canary Islands. Last summer we went to Tenerife, so this summer we're going to Gran Canaria. Looking forward to it! :D
Cis het white people: "How can I make this about *me*?"
Defending Google again (Youtube) Show more
This isn't random people saying "oh noes! ads!"
Google, without warning or explanation, took down entire major channels full of open content. They didn't say how to get the content back.
Then G said it was just a bug.
Then, days after that, G demanded that the channels monetise their content (which may break the content's licence).
This opaque and weird behaviour is caused by Google's monopoly on discovery. They are too powerful to care any more.
YouTube is a bad website, Blender Show more
things that YouTube actively blocks : popular content from creators that have made the decision to intentionally not monetize their videos
Let's see. I'm a nerdy programmer from Texas, living in Iceland with my husband and our cat.
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